I promised to highlight some local non-profits in need and saw this story about a food pantry in Boone County. They are in need of about $40,000 to keep running. Donations are truly appreciated as well and you can also donate online : http://cbs4indy.com/2015/12/08/boone-county-food-pantry-in-need-of-40000-to-get-through-holiday-season/.
My local church is doing a Giving Tree again this year and is serving the following local agencies for families in need:
1. Indianapolis Public School 43
2. Life Centers, Downtown Indianapolis
3. Life Centers, Boone County
4. Fay Biccard Glick Multi-Service Center
5. Community Christian Church
6. The Caring Center
7. Indiana Women’s Prison (Family Preservation Program/Tiny Teddy’s Christmas)
8. Local families
There are trees located inside Traders Point Christian Church and you can take a tag to buy items of need for the list above and return the item with the tag attached by December 6 by around noon. For more information, please see here: http://www.tpcc.org/event/697933-2015-11-22-the-giving-tree/.
Another local non-profit I want to highlight is Dress for Success. The mission of Dress for Success is: We are on a mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Join us. They have locations all across the country.
I recently donated some business clothes for myself and a friend at the Indianapolis location. They only accept donations on certain Saturdays from 10 am to noon, but it is not every month. You need to check their web site for dates: https://indianapolis.dressforsuccess.org/. If you are donating in Indianapolis, there is free parking on the side of the building but the front doors are locked. You then need to go to the side of the building and turn right to a garage and ring the bell. I would highly recommend just parking your car next to the garage door and the volunteers will gladly help you unload your car. I also learned that whatever they do not accept is donated to either the Julian Center or the Salvation Army. It’s a great way to declutter your closet while giving women a chance to be successful at job interviews.